Gregory Arch

Built in 1852, Gregory Arch is named after the Governor John Gregory. Today the arch serves as the symbolic border between Downtown Nassau and the rest of New Providence.

What to Expect

In the 1820s, Grant's Town was created by Governor Lewis Grant as a settlement for slaves who had been freed during abolition. The archway was built to separate this section of town from the rest of Nassau. Over time, this spot became a popular late night haunt for party goers, and today it remains a part of one of the most vibrant hot spots in town.

Gregory Arch is a beautiful stone arch flanked by palm trees and stone walls.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Gregory Arch may choose to book their trip in downtown Nassau, as guests staying in this area of the Bahamas will be pleased to have easy site access throughout their trip. Despite the fact that the area doesn't see extremely high levels of tourism, you will still have a varied selection of accommodations to choose from.

Hotels near Gregory Arch
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Towne Hotel Hotel 0.1 mi. (4.8 km) NW
Graycliff Hotel And Restaurant Hotel 0.2 mi. (4.7 km) W
British Colonial Hilton Hotel 0.3 mi. (4.9 km) NW
Nassau Junkanoo Resort Resort 0.5 mi. (5.0 km) WNW
Nassau Palm Hotel Hotel 0.5 mi. (5.0 km) WNW
Red Carpet Inn Nassau Hotel 1.9 mi. (5.4 km) E
Orchard Garden Hotel Hotel 2.1 mi. (4.5 km) ESE

Location and What's Nearby

There at least a couple convenient out-of-doors activities to get in on while you and your group are not viewing Gregory Arch. Travelers who will enjoy testing their skillfulness on the green, might want to do so at the closest golfing facility, which is Albany Golf Course. Many hours can also be enjoyed at Western Esplanade Beach, the nearest beach. Also, your party will likely come across a few more golf and beach opportunities in the region. Historic site visitors will encounter multiple other interesting places to get away from the sun within a reasonable distance. There are two attractions -Balcony House Museum and Pirates of Nassau- both of which are found within a few miles of the historic site.


Operating Hours

The hours of operation for the site are not readily available, meaning your top chance at success is calling ahead of time to ensure the building is open when you and your party want to head over.


It costs nothing to walk beneath this historic archway.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (242) 302-2000


Location: Pecks Slope and Market Street, Nassau, New Providence


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